The CP transload is designed to apply Maersk’s global integrator of container logistics strategy and will offer customers access to a multi-commodity transload facility that will rely on the substantial use of rail instead of truck in the Vancouver market, as CP will shuttle containers to and from the ocean terminals via rail.
It is reported that the transload facility will be operational in 2021.
Referring to the collaboration, CP’s President and CEO Keith Creel commented that
CP’s unique landholdings in Vancouver enable us to bring to market a first-of-its-kind transload facility that creates tremendous opportunity for sustainable growth.
Concluding, Omar Shamsie, President of Maersk Canada added that the agreement installs more agile supply chain options and capacity to and from Vancouver for our North American customers.